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Wednesday, March 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

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Formed in late 2005 by exiles from various rock bands, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo hail from Seattle, Washington where it's not always cool to be a cowboy. Dressed in black from head-to-toe, the Rodeo are influenced by original country music classics like Johnny Cash along with art rock and New Wave artists like Devo and glam rock innovators like David Bowie. Their vibe, their sound, their whole deal, sounds like something that could be blaring from an old jukebox in the background of the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The Rodeo have gained a reputation for their raucous, whiskey-infused live concerts and non-stop touring which provide the basis for a comic book as well as numerous blogs, videos, and tweets generated by the band and has gained them a cult following in the form of the B.A.R Brigade, who come to shows emulating the Rodeo's distinct style. Their first tour to Reno, Nevada was done entirely on motorcycles and which inspired a fan favorite called “Reno” that is still part of their live set. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo have received national exposure on the Showtime series "Californication" where their song "You Call Me the Devil" was selected for inclusion on the Season Two soundtrack. They have completed several North American and European tours and have made appearances at music festivals around the world including Popkomm Festival in Berlin, the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, and Bumbershoot in Seattle. They also performed in the indie slasher film "Punch" directed by Jay Cynik who directed the Rodeo's video for "I'm the Man Who Writes the Country Hits" and authored the Rodeo’s first comic book.
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Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

Formed in late 2005 by exiles from various rock bands, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo hail from Seattle, Washington where it's not always cool to be a cowboy. Dressed in black from head-to-toe, the Rodeo are influenced by original country music classics like Johnny Cash along with art... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Velveeta Room 521 E 6th St

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